History Happy Hour: The Sweet World of White House Desserts

Back by popular demand, Roland Mesnier, former Executive Pastry Chef, The White House, returns to the Willard to join veteran bartender Jim Hewes for holiday edition of History Happy Hour.

  • Providing an insider’s perspective on White House holiday traditions, Chef Mesnier will share memorable moments and entertaining stories from his 26-year tenure serving five American presidents from 1979 to 2004. As no History Happy Hour would be complete without a cocktail lesson or two, Jim Hewes will provide attendees with hands-on instruction on how to craft two holiday cocktails inspired by a few of Chef Mesnier’s famous desserts. 
  • Hosted in partnership with the White House Historical Association, this event will take place on December 19 Due to the overwhelming popularity of this event last year, this event is expected to sell-out quickly. 
  • Registration includes three cocktails and light appetizers (21 years+): Members: 65/person, inclusive (We have the last tickets available for this!):


6:00PM - 8:00PM Thu 19 Dec 2019 ( Timezone: Eastern )


The Willard InterContinental Ballroom
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20004 USA

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Anne Lantry
Alan Schlaifer
  Wharton Club of DC
Karen Simons
Eliot Shatzman
Tina King
Helen Qubain
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